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post #1411 of 1933
I have a Marcelino.
post #1412 of 1933


This is me, and the bag that I bought from a bag maker at a market in India.

There are some really nice bags in this thread. What a great thread topic.
post #1413 of 1933
You look good.
post #1414 of 1933
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I have a Marcelino.

Which one?

What are your impressions?
post #1415 of 1933
I looked at the Marcelino website and really don't understand the pricing. Especially when you can get comparably priced British bridle cases from RFClarkSaddlery, Glenroyal from Linkson Jack, even SAB on sale at Brooks Brothers.
post #1416 of 1933
It was posted recently in this thread. It was custom. I love it. See no reason to go with anything else. Joe is a great guy to work with and I love being able to buy locally.

I think the difference in the pricing is heritage and marketing.
post #1417 of 1933

I think all the makers mentioned on this forum are excellent and some of the best in the world that i have seen and like shoes and suits multiple bags have room in any fashion collection.

 

Remember, these fashion items we make with our hands should be considered "artistic pieces" and in so doing it is hard to compare them as such.  If you are looking for a "bag" to carry your stuff than paying hundreds of dollars for bridle leather or any leather that you have to maintain is not the way to go.  Like pat said, you buy into the heritage, the artists expression, the name, his "blood sweat and tears", the local area and so on.  You are correct at these price points the quality of raw material is comparable and it all comes down to the attention to detail and artists original expressions.

 

You are not just buying a "bag" you are buying a part of that artist and you add your experiences to that art form that now pushes the original expression. Like any great painting or sculpture, which fashion art is more valuable in my opinion, because the user now enters into the art form, it becomes a work of art that is revered and talked about though out the years.  It is art that also has a function. 

 

I believe the wrong way to look at "us" is to say, which one of these artists can best replicate this "art piece," because it devalues what you are buying.  it turns it into a cheap replica.  And this specifically talks to my pricing, if i as the artist devalues my work so i can mass produce more, it undoubtedly will show in the art work and in 10 or 20 years from now ill be a distant memory. Another skilled worker who replicated for a living. --- i am working very hard for this not to happen, for my sake and the work i put out there. 

 

When you buy my bag, you are buying an original work of art and you can be fully assured, not only will it never be massed produced with foreign low paid workers, it will not be massed produced with low paid workers right here in NY.  In fact, i can not even find any skilled craftsman to produce at my level of requirement, so i am personally working on each bag.  They take 1 to 3 days to build and i have to schedule them into a waiting list sometimes over a month.

 

ok, that's my 2 cents this morning, i love talking about art but now back to work. Pat, i appreciate the kind words.

post #1418 of 1933
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Originally Posted by borderless View Post

Hi all - just joined the site.  Love this thread on briefcases.

I recently bought this Brioni bag and curious what others think.  

It has a sleeve for a computer inside along with one zippered pouch.






cool hardware
post #1419 of 1933
Is there such a thing as a luscious briefcase?

If not, I'm hereby proposing the brown one as dictionary-worthy example:

65b556c4_details3.jpeg
post #1420 of 1933
Yes. What is it?
post #1421 of 1933
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Originally Posted by JP Marcellino View Post

I think all the makers mentioned on this forum are excellent and some of the best in the world that i have seen and like shoes and suits multiple bags have room in any fashion collection.

Remember, these fashion items we make with our hands should be considered "artistic pieces" and in so doing it is hard to compare them as such. If you are looking for a "bag" to carry your stuff than paying hundreds of dollars for bridle leather or any leather that you have to maintain is not the way to go. Like pat said, you buy into the heritage, the artists expression, the name, his "blood sweat and tears", the local area and so on. You are correct at these price points the quality of raw material is comparable and it all comes down to the attention to detail and artists original expressions.

You are not just buying a "bag" you are buying a part of that artist and you add your experiences to that art form that now pushes the original expression. Like any great painting or sculpture, which fashion art is more valuable in my opinion, because the user now enters into the art form, it becomes a work of art that is revered and talked about though out the years. It is art that also has a function.

I believe the wrong way to look at "us" is to say, which one of these artists can best replicate this "art piece," because it devalues what you are buying. it turns it into a cheap replica. And this specifically talks to my pricing, if i as the artist devalues my work so i can mass produce more, it undoubtedly will show in the art work and in 10 or 20 years from now ill be a distant memory. Another skilled worker who replicated for a living. --- i am working very hard for this not to happen, for my sake and the work i put out there.

When you buy my bag, you are buying an original work of art and you can be fully assured, not only will it never be massed produced with foreign low paid workers, it will not be massed produced with low paid workers right here in NY. In fact, i can not even find any skilled craftsman to produce at my level of requirement, so i am personally working on each bag. They take 1 to 3 days to build and i have to schedule them into a waiting list sometimes over a month.

ok, that's my 2 cents this morning, i love talking about art but now back to work. Pat, i appreciate the kind words.

Well said.
post #1422 of 1933
Quote:
Originally Posted by JP Marcellino View Post

I think all the makers mentioned on this forum are excellent and some of the best in the world that i have seen and like shoes and suits multiple bags have room in any fashion collection.

Remember, these fashion items we make with our hands should be considered "artistic pieces" and in so doing it is hard to compare them as such.  If you are looking for a "bag" to carry your stuff than paying hundreds of dollars for bridle leather or any leather that you have to maintain is not the way to go.  Like pat said, you buy into the heritage, the artists expression, the name, his "blood sweat and tears", the local area and so on.  You are correct at these price points the quality of raw material is comparable and it all comes down to the attention to detail and artists original expressions.

You are not just buying a "bag" you are buying a part of that artist and you add your experiences to that art form that now pushes the original expression. Like any great painting or sculpture, which fashion art is more valuable in my opinion, because the user now enters into the art form, it becomes a work of art that is revered and talked about though out the years.  It is art that also has a function. 

I believe the wrong way to look at "us" is to say, which one of these artists can best replicate this "art piece," because it devalues what you are buying.  it turns it into a cheap replica.  And this specifically talks to my pricing, if i as the artist devalues my work so i can mass produce more, it undoubtedly will show in the art work and in 10 or 20 years from now ill be a distant memory. Another skilled worker who replicated for a living. --- i am working very hard for this not to happen, for my sake and the work i put out there. 

When you buy my bag, you are buying an original work of art and you can be fully assured, not only will it never be massed produced with foreign low paid workers, it will not be massed produced with low paid workers right here in NY.  In fact, i can not even find any skilled craftsman to produce at my level of requirement, so i am personally working on each bag.  They take 1 to 3 days to build and i have to schedule them into a waiting list sometimes over a month.

ok, that's my 2 cents this morning, i love talking about art but now back to work. Pat, i appreciate the kind words.

Very good summation if I may say

Charlie
post #1423 of 1933
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Is there such a thing as a luscious briefcase?

If not, I'm hereby proposing the brown one as dictionary-worthy example:

65b556c4_details3.jpeg

Is it Ortus?
post #1424 of 1933
post #1425 of 1933
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post


Which bag did you buy? Did you buy it from RFClarkSaddlery who also takes bespoke orders? Or NY-based Marcellino?

RFClarkSaddlery seems to make pretty good bags for a decent price (300 GBP for a two compartment briefcase in dark london tan) without any fuss -- http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/127367872/the-milton-leather-briefcase-in-dark?ref=shop_home_active

RFClarkSaddlery made for Swaine Adeney Brigg.

"I have been making items out of leather for over 30 years. I originally a trained as a Saddler at a small country Saddlery in Wiltshire and attended Saddlery College in Salisbury. I then went on to train in the making of fine leathergoods at one of Englands most prestigeous leathergoods companies, Swaine Adeney and Brigg. My association with this Company lasted over 20 years and led me to make products for Royalty, Celebrities and the Rich and Famous."

I still refer to myself as a Saddler and produce a small amount of items of saddlery each year, but my speciality is the making of Traditional English Briefcases and luggage."

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This looks like very good work. Didn't even know such thing as a saddery school existed.

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